Paving & Concreting
SaveH2OConcrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?
Ok....he has done serious non compliant work as already mentioned and now he wants full payment before he finishes the job. This is the classic modus operandi of a shonk!…
CD12JDConcrete skirt/path drainage on neighbouring property
27 December 2017
Hi everyone I have a question regarding drainage for concrete pathways, we have finished our build and have moved in, next door is in the process of building and its been…
brucefil2011Grind & Seal existing (old concrete) Bedrooms
5 December 2017
if your in Melbourne speak to concretefx there great. I'm doing polished concrete plus grind and seal on a new build with them. There not the cheapest but they won't rip…
building-expertPouring Piers Prior to shed slab.
6 October 2017
Shed floor should be of similar standard as a concrete driveway, I would go for 110mm +F82 and I would definitely go with edge beam design. You may want to drive and park…
ew-johnLarge Shed Concrete Slab - Class M Soil, Sand depth, Advice
17 September 2017
Hi all. I am building a large structural steel shed on M class soil with a fair bit of clay. Due to the slope of the ground I have had to cut from some areas and fill in…
Our Build123home decking ideas / rough estimates
31 July 2017
Good idea, decks can make a huge difference in the look. It's hard to say a cost as the scope is unknown, but you could spend anywhere between 5-15k depending on the size…
dzernumbrdpolished concrete cost difference (Perth)
27 July 2017
Varsani, We decided to hold off building. We went through a broker and we worked with a particular builder and we were being quoted $1.3k/sqm throughout the design…
mrbiggensColoured Concrete Driveway - Colour in Mix or Oxide on top?
24 July 2017
I will start by saying that when it comes to maintenance, both types of colour would require the same maintenance, as it would be the sealer that is the sacrificial layer…
kaykensRecommendations for paving/concrete in Adelaide SA
3 July 2017
I'll have a chat to my main concreter that we've used multiple times. Quality hasn't let us down over the years and is based in Gawler so shouldn't be too much of a…
Matt1987Concrete Unit Ceiling - Removed textured paint...What next?
28 June 2017
Hi Guys I've looked at others similar questions relating to this issues, however most suggest installing a false ceiling and gyprocking, which i'm not interested in. I'm…
DkjhConcrete pathway over reticulation fill point question
12 June 2017
Hi everyone, I have two reticulation fill point for terminte protection around the house. The concreter whom did my pathway has covered one of the reticulation fill point…
sandman55Stop new rio rod from rusting till job is completed
1 May 2017
Thanks for your reply bashworth, that sounds good and I have been doing some reading on the net and I see that welding rio bar as I planned to weld it to the posts can…
GaudiStormwater pipes in driveway/concretes paths
5 April 2017
Thanks saveH20 There not being an agreed standard seems crazy. My concreter has just finished paths. Time will tell how well he complied with best practice. I looked up…
logarBuilder recommendations for concrete retaining walls
3 April 2017
Can be done, the concrete retaining wall below the soil into the inside, like the toes, and then into the steel.
gmbuildingconsultantFront porch separating from the house ....
30 March 2017
Sounds like you are on a site with reactive clay soils, hence the soils shrink or swell depending on the underlying moisture content in the soil (resulting in the…
building-expertBuilding consultant/inspector for Concrete in Adelaide
28 March 2017
Maybe you can post few quality photos